Dean Jones slams PCB for Misbah’s dual appointment

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Former Australian cricketer cricketer Dean Jones has criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB’s) decision of appointing Misbah-ul-Haq as head coach-cum-chief selector.

Dean Jones took to his Twitter and wrote, “In my opinion in cricket, you cannot have both roles as a head coach and a selector. Imagine if you were a player with some technical or mental problems.. would you be honest with your coach as you are more likely to be sacked! #Mumstheword.”

Meanwhile, Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris disagreed with the sentiments and claimed that a coach needed to have a direct input in the selection process.

“So you’re happy being coach, with results being your form of accountability and you cant pick the team you want? Can you imagine Sir Alex Ferguson, Craig Bellamy, Bill Belichick NOT having a say on who is on the field! Yeah right,” Styris tweeted.

However, Dean Jones later clarified that he was a friend of Misbah and wished him the best of luck.

“Regarding my comments today. Misbah is a dear mate of mine. I genuinely want him to do well. With 3 formats of the game and a new First Class system… it’s hard to do all the jobs properly and well. I want Misbah to do well. He needs support and patience,” Jones tweeted further.